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Stephen R. Donaldson
Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane... show more
Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane vocabulary, and has attracted critical praise for its "imagination, vivid characterizations, and fast pace." He earned his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster and a Master's degree from Kent State University. He currently resides in New Mexico.

In the United Kingdom he is usually called "Stephen Donaldson" (without the "R").
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Birth date: 1947-05-13
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markk
markk rated it 1 year ago
The first volume of Stephen Donaldson's Gap series tells a story that sets he stage for the volumes to come. It's a futuristic tale of three people: two pirate ship captains, Angus Thermopyle and Nick Succorso, and a woman, Morn Hyland, who is Thermopyle's captive and the object of Succorso's intere...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 2 years ago
This first part of the Thomas Covenant trilogy is tough going. Our main character, Thomas, suffers from leprosy in our world in the 1970s. He is transported to a fantasy world of magic and unusual creatures where he is revered as a possible saviour in a struggle against Lord Foul. Over 500 pages lon...
Alissa
Alissa rated it 5 years ago
This long novella is a veritable study in names :) I love court treachery, romance, complex players and subtle machinations, particularly out of the pen of an incredibly talented (and cynic) storyteller like Donaldson. Again, I got hooked immediately and the wording is exquisite.Your knowledge of my...
Alissa
Alissa rated it 5 years ago
Very good, very odd. The story hooked me in an instant, with the introduction of Black, his mysterious purpose and the way this mystifying being can read what lies in the human heart.From this perspective, during the investigation that soon takes center stage in the story, I gained a privileged insi...
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
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